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My Office + Organized Home Office Products

Once you get on an organizing roll, it’s hard to stop (at least for me!)  After organizing my desk, it motivated me to tackle my bookcases in my home office. They really weren’t bad, but needed to be streamlined and I wanted them to have a refreshed look.  To help me reach my goal, the folks at See Jane Work at Office Depot asked me to select items from their new collection. Combining fresh style and organization, the See Jane Work collection offers super stylish office accessories in a variety of fun patterns (chevron, herringbone, stripes florals, and more) and color palettes (aqua blue, shades of pink, black, white, and more). They are perfect for mixing and matching. Best yet, they are really affordable!

stylish home office bookshelves // simplified beekids art boxes - simplified bee and see jane work

To coordinate with items I already owned, I selected items from the See Jane Work Collection in hues of aqua and white. To corral my kids artwork and over-sized school papers, I picked at a pair of decorative art boxes. I love them. They have an overlapping magnetic lid closure which is really slick! I also added a few white magazine files to conceal mismatched file folders, shelter magazines and home decor catalogs. Adding pops of white can help a space look fresh, airy and modern.

stylish home office storage // simplified bee

To keep my active product samples easy to get to, I selected a fabric bin with fun grommet handles and herringbone detail inside.

home office storage ideas // www.simplifiedbee.com

My client projects are organized using binders. When I spotted the herringbone in blue, I knew they’d work with my shelf and company’s image. Next to the binders, I placed a series of white decorative storage boxes. They are now used to organize my fabric samples by color.

succulents and hexagons // simplified bee

I can’t tell you how many readers say, “I saw a hexagon or honeycomb pattern and thought of Simplified Bee.” As a nod to the shape, I added a new art print and placed it next to a current fave – succulents.

be brave art // simplified bee

I also picked up this darling “Be Brave” print as a reminder that God is with me at all times.

I love my “new” bookcase! What’s your favorite element?

Happy organizing,

Cristin

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Office Depot, although all opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on January 21, 2014 in bookshelves, Decluttering, decorating small spaces, etsy, home accessories, home organization, interior design, Interiors, office supplies, office/study, organization tips, Organizational tips, Paperwork, simplified bee portfolio, storage, Tips/Tricks

Friday Find :: Motivational Art

Sometimes we all just need a little motivation to finish a project, get to the gym or simply get through the day. One thing that helps motivate me is artwork. Art is optimistic, inspiring and moving.  Adding art in your home not only boosts your mood, it bring personality to the space.

inspirational art1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 //7 // 8 // 9

 

What helps motivate you?

Happy weekend!

Cristin

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Read full story By on June 21, 2013 in etsy, Features, Friday Finds, gallery wall, original artwork

Friday Find: There is Beauty in Simplicity

there is beauty in simplicity

There is just something about the understated. Sometimes the most simple image, statement or act can be the most beautiful and profound of all. – Bubby & Bean Art

Enough said.

Happy Friday!

Cristin

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Read full story By on February 22, 2013 in etsy, Features, Friday Finds, quote

Client Reveal :: Black, White & Gray Living Room

living room before

This was the living room of a darling client with young children. It’s where they spend the majority of their time (dancing to Wii, reading books and watching TV). It’s also the first room you see when you enter the home, so they wanted a more sophisticated, pulled together look. The black leather, kid-friendly sofas were the only items in the room that the family wanted to keep (although, the sofa table and round end table ended up working with the design).  Custom sofa pillows in Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Darya Ikat cotton/linen fabric in stone for Schumacher was the inspiration for the room’s black, white and gray color palette. Everything from there just flowed naturally. They love the result and so do I…

black, white and gray living room by simplified beegray shagreen lamp - simplified beeblack white chair detail - simplified beegrey shagreen lamp and coral artwork - simplified beecoffee table with X legs - simplified beehoneycomb pattern coffee table - simplified beegrape root decor - simplified beeblack and grey living room by simplified beegray coral botanical art - simplified bee

My client’s husband grew up on the beaches of Southern California, so I wanted to include elements of the sea in the space. A series of coral prints by Kerri Shipp of Driftwood Interiors was selected, framed and hung above one of the sofas. It’s a simple, yet sophisticated look. Just want the family wanted!

- Cristin

*photo credit: PlumLily Photography

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Read full story By on November 29, 2012 in etsy, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, simplified bee portfolio, textiles